Irene is a PhD student in English Linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). She holds a MA with Distinction in Applied Linguistics from University College London (UCL), and she graduated with Distinction in the BA in English Studies at Complutense (Premio Extraordinario de Grado, 2017). She was an Erasmus Student at Sussex University (Brighton) and she collaborated as an intern in the Linguistics Department at Complutense, where she is an honorific collaborator since 2017.
She is a member of UCM’s Research Group ‘The Role of English in the Internationalization of Spanish Higher Education’, and her main academic interest focuses on policies and practices of internationalisation within higher education, analysing disciplinary biliteracies in EMEMUS contexts and their potential impact on language use. As a Blue Book Trainee in the Executive Agency of Culture, Education and Audiovisuals (EACEA) at the EU Commission, she is devoted to education and language policy implementation.